OVAL SILVER CASED VERGE WATCH IN THE FORM OF A SHELL. . MOVEMENT FRAME: Oval gilt-brass plates with four solid Egyptian pillars, engraved on the visible side. Potence-hole in the pillar-plate. The perimeter of the potence-plate is engraved with a series of foliate motifs without a defined border. . MAINSPRING & SET-UP: Gilt-brass barrel with dovetailed cap and riveted steel hook. Tangent-screw set-up with two brass brackets for the worm gear. . FUSEE & STOP-WORK: Gilt-brass fusee for gut-line with English stop-work. . TRAIN: Gilt-brass three wheel train, the second and contrate wheels with three crossings. . ESCAPEMENT & BALANCE: Verge escapement, the crown wheel runs between a riveted potence with engraved decoration on the visible side, and a riveted counter-potence. Verge with steel 2-arm balance. Pierced and engraved foliate balance cock pinned to a stud on the potence-plate. . DIAL & HAND: Silver dial, engraved around the outside with scrolling foliage. Engraved chapter-ring with Roman hours I-XII, and arrow-head half-hour marks surrounding a quarter-circle. Within the chapter-ring is an engraved landscape with buildings in the background and trees in the foreground.. . CASE Oval fluted silver case in the form of a shell with raised flutes radiating from the pendant area. The winding hole cover on the back is also in the form of a small shell. Cast, shaped silver pendant with loose ring. Very small silver finial. plain silver bezel, split and glazed.
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